[jitsi-dev] Questions regardig XMPP (and in general)


#1

Hi all,

I just installed Jitsi (latest nightly RPM) on a fresh Linux system
(KDE openSUSE 12.1) and configured XMPP. Just some feedback and questions
because I'm not a heavy XMPP user :slight_smile: :

- I haven't seen an option to change the XMPP password. Some other clients
  reportedly support such an option

A more generic question: Is there an option to configure the font that Jitsi
uses or will Jitsi always use the "system" font? Currently Jitsi uses a
serif based font on this new system and this looks ugly, on some tab it's
even nearly unreadable. Anybody had a similar problem and knows how to
change this? Or shall we play with the font settings of KDE?

Regards,
Werner


#2

Hey Werner,

Hi all,

I just installed Jitsi (latest nightly RPM) on a fresh Linux system
(KDE openSUSE 12.1) and configured XMPP. Just some feedback and questions
because I'm not a heavy XMPP user :slight_smile: :

- I haven't seen an option to change the XMPP password. Some other clients
  reportedly support such an option

Do you mean modifying the password for your server account or changing
the one Jitsi uses to authenticate? We don't support the former but we
do have the latter.

A more generic question: Is there an option to configure the font that Jitsi
uses or will Jitsi always use the "system" font?

Yes, it does. At least that's the idea.

Currently Jitsi uses a
serif based font on this new system and this looks ugly, on some tab it's
even nearly unreadable. Anybody had a similar problem and knows how to
change this? Or shall we play with the font settings of KDE?

Yeah, you can try changing the system font. Maybe Jitsi/Java doesn't
have the one you currently use and it falls back to a mediocre alternative.

Emil

┬Ě┬Ě┬Ě

On 29.02.12 20:23, Werner Dittmann wrote:


#3

A more generic question: Is there an option to configure the font that Jitsi
uses or will Jitsi always use the "system" font?

Yes, it does. At least that's the idea.

We use the "system" font used by the operating system for the UI if
Java gives us access to it. In the case of Mac OS X, Windows and
Gnome, the respective LookAndFeel provides the necessary support.

Currently Jitsi uses a
serif based font on this new system and this looks ugly, on some tab it's
even nearly unreadable. Anybody had a similar problem and knows how to
change this? Or shall we play with the font settings of KDE?

Yeah, you can try changing the system font. Maybe Jitsi/Java doesn't
have the one you currently use and it falls back to a mediocre alternative.

Swing on KDE does not seem to use GTKLookAndFeel by default, however,
so we used to use SIPCommLookAndFeel there (which hardcodes the font
to Verdana) but then it got broken and we switched it to
MetalLookAndFeel I think. I don't know whether the fonts of
MetalLookAndFeel can be configured (e.g. using swing.properties) but I
guess they will not pick up the font settings of KDE.